Menu

1A Auto Video Library
Our how-to videos have helped repair over 100 million vehicles

How To Replace Outside Door Handle 04-08 Ford F-150

Share on:
  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:58)
    • Remove the bolts from the bottom of the door panel
    • Pry off the speaker cover
    • Remove the bolts from the speaker
    • Pull out the speaker
    • Disconnect the speaker wiring harness
    • Wrap a putty knife in a cloth rag to avoid damaging the paint or the panel
    • Pry off the window switch panel with the putty knife
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Remove the bolt inside the door pull
    • Pull off the trim piece inside the door handle
    • Remove the bolts from the interior door handle
    • Pry off the interior door handle with the putty knife
    • Pull the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the interior door handle from the latch cable
    • Carefully peel off the water shield
    • For more detailed instructions, please see the 2006 F150 door panel replacement video
  2. step : Removing the Exterior Door Handle (2:07)
    • Pry the rubber bolt covers off with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the side of the exterior door handle
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts from the back of the exterior door handle
    • From the outside of the door pull the front of the exterior door handle out
    • Slide the exterior door handle forward
    • Twist the exterior door handle off the door latch
  3. step : Installing the New Exterior Door Panel (3:49)
    • Twist the new exterior door handle into the latch rod
    • Push the new exterior door handle into the door
    • Test that the door opens and closes properly
    • Insert the three 10mm bolts into the back of the exterior door handle
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts into the side of the exterior door handle
    • Push in the two rubber bolt covers
  4. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (4:35)
    • Put the water shield back on
    • Put the door panel into place
    • Insert the bolt inside the door pull
    • Connect the speaker wiring harness
    • Push the speaker into place
    • Insert the bolts into the speaker
    • Push on the speaker cover
    • Connect the window switch to its wiring harnesses
    • Push the window switch panel into the door
    • Connect the interior door handle to its latch rod
    • Push the interior door handle into place
    • Insert the bolts into the interior door handle
    • Push the trim piece into the interior door handle
    • Insert the bolts into the bottom of the door panel
    • For more detailed instructions, please see the 2006 F150 door panel replacement video

Brought to you by 1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet.

Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing or maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20-plus years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from 1AAuto.com. The right parts installed correctly: that's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video, we'll be showing you how to remove and replace the outside door handle on this 2006 Ford F-150, same as any '04 to '08. The tools you'll need to do this are some 5-10mm metric sockets with ratchet and extension . 7/32s and 5/16s work for some of those ., small flat blade screwdriver, and putty knife and a rag to protect your paint.

We're going to fast forward through removing the door panel. You can probably pick up enough here to get the job done but we do have this in a regular speed on our other videos. Basically, you've got to remove the door panel and then you can get to the outside door handle. To access the inside of the door panel, what you want to do is carefully remove your plastic. It's just stuck on by a bunch of sticky stuff. Just pull it carefully. You don't want to rip this at all because you won't be able to install it just the way it was. I remove the plastic and then I lay it out nice and flat because we don't want to get in all stuck to itself.

To access your exterior door handle, there are two bolts right here. They are covered by little plugs. I've removed one. What I recommend, to do as little damage as possible to these parts, is to work the screwdriver underneath, then into the door and then pop it. You're going to remove that 10mm screw. Now, I apologize. I didn't get a good shot of these two more 10mm bolts holding the front of the door handle on and normally, I'd take a shot of them but I hit the wrong button. You remove those 10mm nuts and go from there. You can reach right up in there, take these nuts off the rest of the way. Make sure you don't drop them. Now, once your door handle's unbolted . and notice I don't the door closed here ., you pull out the front of it and slide it forward a little bit and then you twist it and you're also kind of pushing down on it very carefully, and that actually comes right out.

Then, to put it back in. Here's your rod here, pull on it, bring it up and you can actually go this way, get that in underneath, twist it back, push it back and then in. I'll do a quick test. Now just bolt it back in. After you've bolted the door handle back in and tighten up, just make sure you got your little plugs back in. Now, we're ready to put the water shield back on. What you want to do-- there are just a few reference points here . you want to make sure we line up those reference points. Basically, you stick it into the same spot. Like taking off the door panel, we're going to just going to fast forward through putting on the water shield and then installing the door panel.

We hope this helps you out. Please think of 1A Auto for all your parts needs.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Cloth Rags

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket
  • 5mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket
  • 9mm Socket
  • 6mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket

  • Sockets - SAE

  • 7/32 Inch Socket
  • 5/16 Inch Socket

2004 - 2004  Ford  F150 Truck
2005 - 2014  Ford  F150 Truck
Search Videos
Go To Top

Same Day Shipping

Orders ship same day when ordered by 2pm ET. Need your part faster? Choose expedited shipping at checkout.

Guaranteed To Fit

Providing you the highest quality, direct fit replacement auto parts enforced to the strictest product standards.

USA Customer Support

Exceeding customers' expectations every day, our team of passionate auto enthusiasts are here to help.

Instructional Video Library

Thousands of how-to auto repair videos specific to year, make and model guide you step-by-step through your repair.

Loading...